Value of Pete Rose Baseball Cards

by on April 14, 2011

Talented but also controversial, Pete Rose baseball cards remain in high demand.  An autographed 1984 Donruss Pete Rose Baseball Card with a  grade  sells for around $70 but a 1969 Topps #120 Baseball Card with a grade goes for $200 to $225.

Value of Pete Rose  Rookie Cards

The price of a Pete Rose  rookie card is determined by a few factors. The condition of the card or cards is vital to its value. The better the condition the more the Pete Rose  rookie card is worth.  Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Pete Rose  rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.

Best and Most Valuable Pete Rose  Rookie Card- 1965 Topps #207 Pete Rose.  This is also his most expensive cards.

Pete Rose  Bio-
Called “Charlie Hustle”, Rose was a powerful switch hitter.  In 1960, he signed with the Cincinnati Reds for the minors but played in the Majors when a player was injured.  He then debuted just a few months later, getting a career triple and being named NL Rookie of the Year.

After returning back from military active duty, Rose had a poor 1964 season although in 1965, he finished sixth on the NL MVP ballot after leading the team with 209 hits and 670 at-bats.  In 1975, Rose was named Sportsman of the Year by Sports Illustrated and helped the team win the 1976 NL Championship Series, and World Series.  Rose played for the Philadelphia Phillies, the Montreal Expos, and then back to the Cincinnati Reds, when in 1985 he broke Ty Cobb’s all-time hits record with 4,192 hits.

The 1988 season was rough with Rose getting a 30-day suspension for fighting and becoming injured, followed by allegations being made in 1989 of betting on his team, which he denied only to admit to three years later.  Unfortunately, this resulted in him being permanently banned from election into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Rose also had problems in 1990 when he pled guilty to charges of tax evasion, after which time he was sentenced to five months in the Illinois State Penitentiary but then released in 1991.  Buying Pete Rose baseball cards on eBay or through dealers is an exceptional investment.

Teams Pete Rose  has Played For- Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, Montreal Expos

Top 3 Pete Rose  Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Pete Rose  Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.

1964 Topps Coins #82 Pete Rose
1965 Topps #207 Pete Rose
1966 Bazooka #38 Pete Rose

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